If you suffer from chronic venous insufficiency, you may be curious about the right time to seek treatment. At the first sign of poor blood circulation, a consultation with your vein specialist will help you find the procedure that will improve the health of your veins and body as a whole.
As you decide on the best treatment option, you may be curious about its effectiveness. Depending on the procedure you receive, you may need several sessions before achieving full results. You may also need to wait 2-4 months to see the full outcome. Other treatment options last only for a few months before requiring a follow-up visit.
You’ll want to make sure that any procedure you receive fits into your lifestyle. You’ll want to know how long you can expect your vein treatment to last. During a consultation with your vascular specialist, you can learn more about the treatment you choose.
Is Vein Treatment Permanent?
Understanding the permanence of certain vein procedures comes with first choosing the best method for your needs. Based on your condition, several treatment options could be right for you, including:
- Ambulatory phlebectomy
- Endovenous laser ablation
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Mechanochemical (MOCA) ablation
Your vein specialist will recommend a course of action based on an evaluation of your veins and your overall health. Using non-invasive ultrasound, your physician can locate any abnormalities and suggest treatment based on the size, location and severity of the venous condition you exhibit.
The goal of any vein treatment you receive is to eliminate diseased veins and improve circulation throughout your body, but the procedure you undergo will not always provide a preventative solution that keeps varicose veins or spider veins from re-appearing.
Keeping Your Veins at Bay for Good
To ensure that you maintain your vein health, it’s beneficial to consider the lifestyle changes that will keep blood circulating the way that it’s supposed to. Your vein specialist can inform you of different ways you can improve your circulation and keep venous insufficiency from occurring.
One of the most important changes you can make is to your activity level, as it can define how prevalent your veins will eventually become. Varicose veins and spider veins are known to appear in those who either stand for long periods or sit all day. To keep your veins healthy and strong, it will be useful to switch up your activity level at various parts of the day.
If you work in an office and find yourself sitting for several hours at a time, try taking a walk every hour to keep the blood moving in your legs. Likewise, if you are on your feet constantly, taking a few minutes to sit down and give your veins a rest will alleviate pressure.
Dietary changes can also be beneficial, especially if you have added body weight putting pressure on your leg veins. Adding foods rich in antioxidants will help stimulate blood flow while a balanced diet overall will relieve strain on your veins.
If you’re curious about the vein treatments that are available, contact Advanced Vein and Vascular Center at 610-200-6924 and schedule a consultation.